I feel elated at the view of red and blue skies,
I dream of wearing gowns that emulate their flair,
For I fancy their luminescence,
I envy their ineffable glare.
I am a blue sky because peacefulness lives in me,
A red sky because passion galvanizes my spirit into
Chasing what’s fiery and free.
I am a sapphire dawn because demure darkness understands me
A velvet night because sophisticated art frees me
Like Beat poetry.
Nature always rewards me,
For how terrifying, mysterious, thrilling I am,
Like a conspiracy theory.
Like water and fire.
I cool down,
Nonetheless, I burn higher.
Rokaya Chaarani is a young poetess from Morocco. She is 22 years old. She is currently pursuing a master degree in the field of Gender Studies. Writing has a quintessential value in her life, for it is her passion and it represents the kind of art that serves as the sanctuary of her imagination and of her inner world. She is enamored, in particular, with poetry by virtue of its magical combination of both melody and words. Literature, film and the arts in general are her all the time fascination.